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A new turn.

I am surprised that nobody has reviewed this yet.

Nevertheless, this is a good album. Following a handful of amazing (mostly instrumental) albums, The Enid fell apart due to various record company gaffes and pressures, and later re-emerged as a duo. The duo's first release was this disc, and it was a departure in that it had quite a lot of vocal on it, which takes some getting used to!

The album is not a concept album as such, but definitely has on-going themes of the horror of mutually assured destruction and nuclear war - a very 80s concern. A song by song dissection is not necessary - there are no duff tracks on here. However, personal highlights are Jessica (stunning instrumental - as are Bright Star and Evensong) and the title track which really needs to be heard live to get it true epic nature.

Wonderful, unique and eccentric. The Enid through and through.

Biography

Formed: 1974

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

British group the Enid were formed in 1974. The founder of the band was Robert John Godfrey (Barclay James Harvest). In forming the group he was joined by Stephen Stewart and Francis Lickerish. They released their first album in 1976. Coming at the heart of the punk rock era, the jazz/progressive rock-ish release (In the Region of the Summer Stars) certainly did not fit into that genre. Two years later the group followed that release with Aerie Faerie Nonsense. In 1979 they released Touch Me and...
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